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Online Events

Due to the on-going Corona virus situation,  a huge number of Folk Concerts and Festivals have unfortunately had to be cancelled resulting in a huge loss of income for musicians and performers. Many are finding innovative ways of taking their music on-line. Some of these events are ticketed, some are free and some invite donations.

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Please keep an eye on Mardles Facebook page as some Artistes are putting details of online events direct on there.

See below for Online Events and Online Events Diary

Cambridge Folk Club and Downend Folk Club are running regular virtual Folk Clubs - see below

 

LiveToYourLivingRoom

The Team at FolkWeekend Oxford have successfully been running regular live Zoom Concerts and are now moving the concerts to LiveToYourLivingRoom. This is to keep the FolkWeekendOxford page free for Oxford Folk Weekend which is pencilled in for 16th-18th April 2021. 
We are keeping an eye on the LiveToYourLR events page and adding them to the listings below. Their FaceBook page is HERE

 

Jo Freya is running 5 online courses between now and Christmas. See https://www.freyamusic.co.uk/courses for details

Old Swan Band Tunes
Blowzabella Repertoire
Choral Workshop - Seasonal Carols from Yorkshire, Derbyshire & Beyond

Folks at Home 

25 Acts - 100 musicians
27 hours of film footage plus market stalls, guitar workshop, merchandise and interviews
The gates are now open in case you haven't yet checked in
Buy your ticket now for just £25 and it's all there for you. Watch as many times as you like for one year.
Enjoy our music and keep safe and well

** New Folks at Home Event: Mini 2020 August Festival £5 Details HERE

D
ougie Mclean

Streaming live from his home and Studio in Scotland every Saturday. See his FaceBook page HERE

John Spiers is doing "Isolation Pub Sessions" in his shed.

See John's YouTube page HERE


Wren Music: West Country Wassail

A free two week project focussed on Wassailing. See their FaceBook page for details HERE

 

 

Diary of Online Events 2020-21

Thur 24 Dec  Livestream Concert hosted by FaceBook Live.  Details HERE  Celtic Christmas Eve with Tim Edey
Thur 24 Dec  Premiers of Concert/Film on YouTube. Details HERE. Free donations invited.  Winterfolk at Home with the O'Hooley Tidows
Sun 27 Dec  Hosted by HebCelt Festival. Streamed via MyPlayer. Details HERE  McGoldrick, McCusker, & Doyle: Christmas at Home
Tues 29 Dec  Hosted by Benderloch Victory Hall. Streamed via MyPlayer. Details HERE  McGoldrick, McCusker, & Doyle: Christmas at Home
Wed 30 Dec  Hosted by Stamford Guilhall. Streamed via MyPlayer. Details HERE  McGoldrick, McCusker, & Doyle: Christmas at Home
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 Sun  3 Jan   Free live FaceBook Concert hosted by Folk Weekend Oxford FaceBook page HERE  Brimstone - cancelled
Thur 7 Jan  Poppleton Live Zoom Concert Details HERE  Anthony John Clarke
Fri 8 Jan  The Live Room, Saltaire. Livestream Online. Details and tickets HERE  A J Lee & Blue Summit
Fri 8 Jan  Face Book Live Concert. Details HERE  Miranda Sykes Birthday
Sat 9 Jan Live Zoom Concert hosted by LiveToYourLivingRoom. Details HERE  Jon Boden
Sun 10 Jan  Free live FaceBook Concert hosted by Folk Weekend Oxford FaceBook page HERE  The Barleycorn Band
Wed 13 Jan  Live Zoom Concert hosted by LiveToYourLivingRoom. Details HERE  The Shackleton Trio
Fri 15 Jan The Live Room, Saltaire. Live socially distanced show and Livestream Online. Details and tickets HERE  Iona Lane Band
Fri 15 Jan  Straw Bear online Details HERE Friday Night Concert: Granny's Attic, Tim Van Eyken, Jackie Oates, BrownBoots, Barry Goodman, Grof on a Bike, Ady Bull, Brian Kell 
Fri 15 Jan  Celtic Connections Festival online. 15th Jan to 2nd Feb  Details and Festival Line-Up HERE
Fri 15 Jan  Furness Tradition. Livestream Zoom Concert. Details HERE  Dan Walsh
Sat 16 Jan  Straw Bear online Details HERE

 Music & Song Zoom Session with White Rose Morris
 Zoom Ceilidh with Doug Eunson & Sarah Matthews + caller Martyn Harvey

Sun 17 Jan  Free live FaceBook Concert hosted by Folk Weekend Oxford FaceBook page HERE  Linda Watkins
Sat 16 Jan  Live Zoom Concert hosted by LiveToYourLivingRoom. Details HERE  Martin Carthy
Sun 17 Jan  Straw Bear online Details HERE  Music & Song Session with Tom & Sarah Sennett
Sun 17 Jan  The Live Room, Saltaire. Livestream Online. Details and tickets HERE  Eliza Gilkyson: The Americanada Sessions
Wed 20 Jan  Live Zoom Concert hosted by LiveToYourLivingRoom. Details HERE  Lady Nade
Fri 22 Jan  The Live Room, Saltaire. Live socially distanced show and Livestream Concert Online. Details and tickets HERE  Martyn Joseph
Sat 23 Jan  Live Zoom Concert hosted by LiveToYourLivingRoom. Details HERE  Rachel Croft
Sun 24 Jan  Online performance via Zoom. See HERE for details John Kirkpatrick: Morris Music
Mon 25 Jan  Live on YouTube hosted by The Nest Collective. Details HERE  Burns Night online. Hosted by Sam Lee. Dance in your home to the Ceilidh Liberation Front Band.
Mon 25 Jan  Big Burns Supper. Free online event on FaceBook and YouTube. Details HERE  Dougie MacLean, Skerryvore, Dervish and more 
Wed 27 Jan  Live Zoom Concert hosted by LiveToYourLivingRoom. Details HERE  Piers Cawley
Fri 29 Jan  The Live Room, Saltaire. Live socially distanced show and Livestream Online. Details and tickets HERE  Martin Harley
Sat 30 Jan  Ouse Washes Molly Dancers hosted by Spotted in Ely. Live stream via FaceBook. Details HERE  Virtual Mark Jones Day of Dance
Sun 31 Jan  Free live FaceBook Concert hosted by Folk Weekend Oxford FaceBook page HERE  Shillbrook Shanty Crew
Sun 31 Jan  The Live Room, Saltaire. Livestream Online. Details and tickets HERE  Peter Mulvey
Tues 2 Feb  Livestreamed from the Natural History Museum. Details HERE FB Page HERE  The Lost Words 'Spellsongs'
Wed 3 Feb  Live Zoom Concert hosted by LiveToYourLivingRoom. Details HERE  The Hut People
Sat 6 Feb  Live Zoom Concert hosted by LiveToYourLivingRoom. Details HERE  Edwina Hayes
Sun 7 Feb  The Live Room, Saltaire. Live socially distanced show and Livestream Online. Details and tickets HERE  Carrie Elkin & Danny Schmidt: The Americanada Sessions
Wed 10 Feb  Live Zoom Concert hosted by LiveToYourLivingRoom. Details HERE  Polly Paulusma
Thur 11 Feb  The Live Room, Saltaire. Live socially distanced show and Livestream Concert Online. Details and tickets HERE  Jon Boden
Sat 13 Feb  Live Zoom Concert hosted by LiveToYourLivingRoom. Details HERE  Karine Polwart
Fri 19 Feb  The Live Room, Saltaire. Live socially distanced show and Livestream Online. Details and tickets HERE  Sam Kelly & Jamie Francis
Fri 19 Feb  Furness Tradition. Livestream Zoom Concert. Details HERE  Rant
Sun 21 Feb  The Live Room, Saltaire. Live socially distanced show and Livestream Online. Details and tickets HERE  Martin Simpson
Wed 24 Feb  Live Zoom Concert hosted by LiveToYourLivingRoom. Details HERE  Bob Fox
Fri 26 Feb  The Live Room, Saltaire. Live socially distanced show and Livestream Concert Online. Details and tickets HERE  Sean Taylor & Katie Spencer
Sat 27 Feb  Live Zoom Concert hosted by LiveToYourLivingRoom. Details HERE  Steel Songbirds
Sat 27 Feb  Crosstown Concerts hosted by Stabal. Live Online Concert. Details HERE  Seth Lakeman Concert:  15th Anniversary of Freedom Fields
Sun 28 Feb  The Live Room, Saltaire. Live socially distanced show and Livestream Online. Details and tickets HERE  Martin Simpson - Extra Show
Fri 5 Mar  The Live Room, Saltaire. Live socially distanced show and Livestream Concert Online. Details and tickets HERE  Chris Helme
Fri 12 Mar  The Live Room, Saltaire. Livestream Online. Details and tickets HERE  Malcom Holcombe: The Americanada Sessions
Sun 14 Mar  The Live Room, Saltaire. Live socially distanced show and Livestream Online. Details and tickets HERE  Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage
Fri 19 Mar  The Live Room, Saltaire. Livestream Online. Details and tickets HERE  Dar Williams: The Americanada Sessions
Fri 26 Mar  The Live Room, Saltaire. Live socially distanced show and Livestream Online. Details and tickets HERE  Sam Carter
Sun 11 Apr  The Live Room, Saltaire. Live socially distanced show and Livestream Online. Details and tickets HERE  The Magpies
Fri 16 Apr  The Live Room, Saltaire. Live socially distanced show and Livestream Concert Online. Details and tickets HERE  Olcay Bayir

 

Online Folk Clubs, Sessions and Workshops

Mondays  Glenfarg Folk Club Online events via Zoom or FaceBook Live  Details HERE
Wednesdays  Haverfolk Folk Club online  Detsils HERE
Fridays  Cambridge Folk Club Virtual Open Stage on Zoom  Website Details HERE FaceBook Page details HERE
Fridays  Downend Folk Club  Live event on their FaceBook page. See website HERE for details
 Thursdays  Norwich Slow Tune Sessions See FaceBook page HERE. For an event link, instructions and access to a set list and music, sign up to our newsletter here: https://eepurl.com/g44Gar  
Thursdays  Big Band Workshop with the Folk Camps Party Band Details HERE  Dates: July 23rd, 30th.  Aug 6th, 13th. 20th, 27th.

 

 

For those who enjoy a good sing, Steven Taberner (leader Spooky Men) is running his Massive Singlet every week. In fact there are four Singlets. The Massive Singlet is 11am UK time on Tuesday mornings, the Massive Singlet kid's edition is 10am UK time Thursday mornings, the Massive Singlet ukelele edition is 12noon UK time on thursdays & the Massive Black Singlet is 8am UK time Sundays. Occasionally, there is also a Spooky Massive Singlet on Saturdays.  All are free (donation invited) & take place via Zoom. See Massive Singlet.com for details and booking. See also the Massive Singlet FaceBook page  (Just don't expect folk music!!)

Massive Singlet is starting again 18th Aug onwards - sign up to Massive Singlet.com for details.

 

If you can manage it, please consider buying a CD direct from your favourite artistes website. This will help to support them through this difficult time. Buying direct results in more going to the artiste as streaming websites pay a very small amount per play. 

 

Live Events 

*** Some events are starting up again eg the Canopy Theatre events. These will take place with social distancing & are noted as 'socially distant concert' in the listing. Tickets will be very limited and only available online to meet the Govt's "Test & Trace" requirements. ***

The Apex events listed below are still on their website (last checked Sept 2020), but please confirm with venue as some may yet be cancelled.